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Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Giveaway: ‘Owsley and Me: My LSD Family’ Memoir by Rhoney Gissen Stanley

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Stanley's memoir chronicles her life working in the Acid King's lab, and as the third angle in a love triangle, and later under the care of the Grateful Dead. Read More »

Book Review: Anson Williams’s ‘Singing to a Bulldog: From “Happy Days” to Hollywood Director’

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Anson Williams' memoir show us that the path to greatness, even for ordinary people, is possible – one small step at a time. Read More »

‘Sorry for Your Loss’ – On the Death of an Estranged Brother

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How do you cope with the loss of an estranged sibling, and the outpourings of sympathy from well-intentioned friends? Read More »

Book Review: ‘Brothers Forever’ by Tom Sileo and Colonel Tom Manion

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A Marine and a Sailor formed an enduring bond before giving their lives for what they truly believed in. Read More »

The Funeral

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"I'm tired of preaching funeral sermons about dead people who have never lived to dead people who have never lived," said Reverend Ledbetter. Read More »

Book Review: ‘It’s Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive’ by Evan Handler

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'It's Only Temporary' is a sequel to his first book, which recounts the author's journey through leukemia and chemotherapy treatments. Read More »

He’s Not Heavy: Tribute to a Brother

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A week later I received a call from Ted. His voice was solemn: “There is bad news and there is good news.” Read More »

Book Review: ‘Buck ‘Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens’

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Essential reading for country music fans, and a lively read that should send the casual listener on a rewarding search for Buck Owens' records. Read More »

50 Years Ago Today – Remembering The Beatles First Appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

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What happened to The Beatles is nothing short of extraordinary. They went from those first fledling moments on a cold Sunday night in February 1964 to a juggernaut that literally rocked the world. Read More »

PTSD Blues: The Angola Conflict

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Ever since watching a CBC special on post-traumatic stress disorder, my mind has been filled with thoughts of family members who have lived through wars. Read More »